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TO:  Maternity Care Providers


immediately, payment will be denied for all global maternity delivery and
postpartum codes filed as an emergency. Additionally, the Agency will recoup
previous reimbursement for these codes filed as an emergency.


Providers should not bill global delivery codes as emergency services.
An emergency maternity service is the delivery only (i.e., the emergency
management of an impending delivery). It does not include prenatal care,
postpartum care, or other maternity related services. During these types of
emergencies, it is appropriate to bill delivery only codes (vaginal or
cesarean) but not the global maternity or postpartum codes. Eligible CPT Codes for
deliveries, when provided as an emergency service, are limited to the


CPT Procedure Code

Procedure Code Description


delivery only


delivery only


delivery only, after previous cesarean


delivery only, following attempted vaginal delivery after previous cesarean


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